Snow in Louisiana: See photos as wintry weather arrives around the state

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 19, 2018

The snowfall sabotaged morning rush hour before it even began, sending cars crashing into each other on major thoroughfares. He and other officials urged people to use space heaters properly. This line extends from Columbus to Macon to Augusta and northward.

The Texas winter storm is expected to continue bringing in mixtures of snow and freezing rain throughout Tuesday night, meaning traveling on bridges and overpasses more unsafe because of snow and ice buildups.

Snow forecast through Wednesday evening. Schools are set to reopen at their regular times on Thursday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Wind chill values will fall into the single digits and teens Tuesday night. Snow fell in a wide band that stretched from southeastern Texas all the way to western MA.

Even where accumulation was lighter, travel could be risky, given the frigid temperatures, the National Weather Service said on Twitter.

Icicles hung from a statue of jazz musicians in normally balmy New Orleans, and drivers unaccustomed to ice spun their wheels across Atlanta, which was brought to a near-standstill by little more than an inch of snow. We expect snow to continue through most of the day, tapering off mid to late afternoon on Wednesday.

In Louisiana, state officials said parts of several interstates were closed. Steep on and off-ramps as well as elevated roadways are concerns to public safety in icy conditions, it said in a news release.

Southern Texas and Louisiana could see ice accumulate up to a quarter inch, according to CNN Weather.

"It's very close to record low temperatures", he said. Some of the higher totals between 5 and 7 inches were reported in parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Snow in Louisiana: See photos as wintry weather arrives around the state
Snow in Louisiana: See photos as wintry weather arrives around the state

Most of those flights were at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Ciaccio told reporters. Forecasters warned mariners along the Texas coast to be on guard for gale-force winds.

"Traffic is moving along, but on side roads and residential streets it's pretty slick", said Brown, who works at Holaway's Food Market.

"You want to just barely touch the brakes in that situation", he said.

More than 14,000 households and businesses in North Carolina and Louisiana and in various parts of the South were without power early on Thursday, utility companies said online.

At the same time, a second storm is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches of snow on New England through Wednesday.

In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency meaning schools won't have to make up lost class days.

'Is this Winter Storm named Johnson or Richard?' Samantha Edwards joked on Facebook about the pink, penis-shaped weather system. Teachers and students camped out in schools.

Drivers in the city were dealing with hard conditions. Also contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Jack Jones in Columbia; Gary D. Robertson in Cary, North Carolina; Jay Reeves in Birmingham, Alabama; Melinda Deslatte in Baton Rouge; and Jeff Martin in Atlanta.

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